Mick Malone and Mrs. Malone

S. P.: You’d be too young to remember the… 1922, that period, the civil war and so on, I suppose.

M. M.: No I don’t. Sure, I remember it well.

S. P.: Do you remember it?

M. M.: Oh yes, I remember 1916.

S. P.: Really?

M. M.: Yes.

S. P.: Did it affect things up here very much?

M. M.: No, no, no. No, the people we bought this little house off of, the Cricket Doyle, you know, we hadn’t bought it a month when the 1916 troubles started.

Mrs. M.: The rebellion in Dublin.

M. M.: And didn’t they land in here one night like what you’d see on the telly with the sheets and all the… [laughter] bed clothing. Popped them down here and… stayed here for a week [laughter].

S. P.: Who, who were these?

Mrs. M.: People from town, you know.

S. P.: Refugees?

Mrs. M.: Yeah, like, they… they came out of the city. Anyone that had anyone belonging to them out this way, you know…

M. M.: Yeah.

Mrs. M.: They came out here for to stay while they were fighting or whatever they were doing in there…

M. M.: They come from Charleville Street, yeah.

Mrs. M.: The rebellion in Dublin, it was…

S. P.: Mm. And did the army come up here at all?

Mrs. M.: The Black and Tans used to come up…

S. P.: Did they?

Mrs. M.: Oh, they did… and British soldiers.

  • Informant
    Mick Malone (M. M.) and Mrs. Malone (Mrs. M.)
  • Age
  • Address
    Ballyedmonduff, Co. Dublin
  • Collector
    Seán D. Poplewell (S. P.)
  • Date of recording
  • Recording context
    Informant’s home
  • Reference
    (ms.) NFC 1999: 64-65, (audio) UFP0117
  • Faisnéiseoir
    Mick Malone (M. M.) & Mrs. Malone (Mrs. M.)
  • Aois
  • Seoladh
    Ballyedmonduff, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath
  • Bailitheoir
    Seán D. Poplewell (S. P.)
  • Dáta Taifeadta
  • Comhthéacs Taifeadta
    Teach an fhaisnéiseora
  • Tagairt
    (ls.) CBÉ 1999: 64-65, (fuaim) UFP0117
Unidentified women on Gardiner Street [Gerry Brady, July 1980]